Hyundai Nurburgring European Test Centre 01

In a bid to further evaluate and develop the driving dynamics of its products, Hyundai Motor has opened its new European Test Centre at the Nürburgring in Germany. According to the company, the 6.62 million Euro facility is an extension of its European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim built in 2003.

The 38,968 sq ft testing facility took only 15 months to be completed and boasts unique glass and steel architecture that covers four floors of workshops, office spaces and hospitality areas. It is said that each car taking part in the tests, laps the Nürburgring 480 times in both dry and wet conditions, covering over 160,000 km of rigorous driving.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe said, “The Nürburgring is a unique challenge for any vehicle, so it is the perfect location for our new facility.” “The emotional appeal of being ‘tested at Nürburgring’ will also help to further build the brand’s reputation across Europe,” he added.

 



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